January 18, 1999 |
The icy streets of Washington have been deceptively quiet. No demonstrators. No placards. Not a sign that the republic is riven over the legitimacy of this presidential impeachment. But don't be fooled by the wintry calm. The American people are speaking. And speaking and speaking and speaking. They are speaking so much that the Senate e-mail system overloaded last week when the usual influx of 70,000 messages a day shot up to a whopping half-million.